Why do others get to colonize St. Patrick’s Day parades, yet no Irish floats are in their parades?

12 Mar

I watched a St. Patrick’s Day parade in a big Canadian city over the weekend; a friend watched one elsewhere.

In the one I saw, there was a Caribbean steel band playing, of all things, ‘Copacabana’.

Nothing Irish about it.

In the one my friend saw, there were Chinese lions, and there were Mexican dancers in full Mexican costume.

Nothing Irish about them.

I wonder, if at a Mexican Day of the Dead parade or a Caribbean festival parade or a Chinese New Year parade, we will ever see an Irish float participating?

Rhetorical question, of course. We all know that it’s okay for white ethnocultural groups to have their special day and parades colonized by others, but not the reverse, of course.



15 responses to “Why do others get to colonize St. Patrick’s Day parades, yet no Irish floats are in their parades?

  1. Anymouse

    March 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Irish people are white. As we all know, ALL white people are prejudiced misogynistic homophobic Islamic hating bigots.

    Seriously, you should know this by now…unless of course, you too are WHITE!!

    dum dum dum dummmmmm

    • Will S.

      March 12, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Yes, I know; I just felt like ranting about it. 😉

      As it happens, I’m only half-white, alas… I just hate anti-white prejudice…

  2. Cecil Henry

    March 12, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Yup. This is concise summary:

    Daily reminder that if you’re white there are billions of people with a weird complex toward you where they simultaneously want to be you, be with you and destroy you.

    Envy of White people makes everyone think they have a right to have access to white people, their institutions and culture– but always for the benefit of an non-White ethnic group.


    • Will S.

      March 12, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      “simultaneously want to be you, be with you and destroy you”

      Damnedest thing, innit?

  3. Socially Extinct

    March 13, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I’m waiting for the day I can go to a Cinco de Mayo parade and watch some swirling dervishes!

    It’s reccist to recognize anything White for its own sake; So this is circumvented by throwing in [random non-related country’s] national act. Curious how that works.

    • Will S.

      March 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Oh yeah; Cinco de Mayo is a bigger deal than Day of the Dead, innit…

      Yeah; progs have to rain on white ethnics’ parades…

    • Will S.

      March 13, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      The other thing is to turn such parochial parades into watered down carnival atmospheres with fun cars, clowns walking on stilts, jugglers, and the rest.

      In Belfast, the Orangeman’s parade has been turned into ‘Orangefest’, and diluted…

      Ditto in Toronto; a decade ago, I attended an Orange parade there which had, for no discernible reason, some beauty pageant winners; one Miss Toronto, the other Miss Ontario, riding in an Orange 70s convertible. (One of which was clearly not northern Irish, judging by her skin colour and negroid curls… Because beauty pageants also have to be ‘diverse’ in terms of who is awarded, doncha know…)

  4. Dave

    March 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Irish, Italians, Jews, etc. should have quietly accepted second-class citizenship in WASP America. Sure, that system discriminated against them, but it allowed them to discriminate against lower life forms. Hierarchy meant that Irish couldn’t go to Harvard; smashing the hierarchy means Irish can’t keep Africans out of their neighborhoods and faggots out of their parades. And they can’t go to Harvard anymore because they’re too white!

    • Will S.

      March 13, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      And that’s the trouble with liberal democracy: you let one group have the vote, every other group wants it, too. (And not just the vote, but all the other rights, too.)

  5. feeriker

    March 14, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    The biggest tragedy attending Saint Patrick’s Day in North America is the moronic platitude that “everybody is Irish for a day.” THAT is what has led to the corruption.

    Maybe I’ll circulate a similar platitude next January 15th: “Martin Lither King Day, when everybody is a nigger for one day.”

    • feeriker

      March 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      …to be followed by introducing a celebration of whiteness having squat to do with the day’s meaning.

      • Will S.

        March 14, 2018 at 6:33 pm

        Yeah, that won’t work. 😉

    • Will S.

      March 14, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      Ah, of course! If ‘everybody is Irish for a day’, that includes Mexicans, Caribbeaners, Chinese…

      LOL, yikes! 🙂


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